Since 2012 we are the owners of Fermette en France. We always had the dream to have a house in France.
Early 2012 we were able to realise this dream.
We bought this old small farm as a holiday home for ourselves. We thought of doing something with receiving guests and/or organising workshops in the future.
Every time we were here we enjoyed the peace and nature around us. After a change in our Dutch lives, we decided to make our dream come true and settle in France.
We rebuilt a barn in which we live ourselves. The house is now a gîte (holiday home) for our guests.
The old workshop ( L’Atelier) has been renovated and is for rent in the summer months.
Marc has started a franchise business. He sells real Dutch waffles on the market. If you live in France and are interested in becoming a franchisee, please visit the website of Gaufres D’Or.
I (Astrid) like to walk with our dogs. Every day we take a long walk. For our walking guests I have created an E-Book with walks. Unfortunately not yet available in English. This is being worked on. I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer. My hammock is a favourite spot. In the summer I can often be found in here in the afternoon. A siesta, reading or even using my laptop to update the administration.
We live here together with our dogs, cats, chickens, cock and geese. The population changes every now and then.
We hope to see you at Fermette en France.
Marc & Astrid
Why did we choose Burgundy?
We have been coming to the Cote d’Or, Burgundy, since 1974.
Every time to the same holiday address.
Sometimes in spring or we combined it with the journey to or from another holiday destination.
The combination of peace and quiet, nature and culture made us decide to look for a house in this region.
The distance from the Netherlands was also a point that we considered.
Even for a long weekend or short holiday, it is still doable to travel to this region.
Do you like to stroll through old medieval towns and visit castles?
Do your shopping at a picturesque market and then, like the locals, settle down at a terrace.
Or do you, like Astrid, love walking?
Gastronomy, nature, culture.
We enjoy the charms and the life of the countryside.
The capital Dijon or the beautiful city of Auxerre are both an hour’s drive away.
The Burgundy has, with its many tourist attractions, no mass tourism.
This is what made us decide to buy our holiday home here and settle down.
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